I am surprised that you can imagine people who do not think the Jesus in the Bible is "eternal", might gaze upon a quote from
ta-DAA! The BIBLE!!
and suddenly convert to your way of thinking.
The Bible reports that Jesus promised, right out loud in front of EVERYBODY, that whatever is asked of the Father, in the Name of Jesus, would be granted.
And yet, when I ask in R&S if ANY Christians dare to see if that promise is any good, all I get are thumbs down, and excuses.
If a few Believers would ask of the Father, in the Name of Jesus, to have Jesus manifest Himself visibly, a few feet above the playing field, at a televised major sporting event, would it be granted?
Your Bible has a couple of really great Epistles.
One says we are to "Prove all things", and another says that if Christ is not risen, our faith is in vain.
So, I'm looking for anyone who will prove that the Promise which the Bible says Jesus DID make, is neither a lie BY Jesus, nor a lie ABOUT Jesus.
After all, if the promise is not good, if Jesus is unable to do what the Bible claims He did so many other times, then somebody lied about Him meaning it.
And if they lied about Him meaning it, maybe they lied about Him being the Risen Christ.
And if He is not the Risen Christ, an enormous number of tithe-givers are owed an enormous refund.